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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
02/06/2017 23:59
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Research Sister/Charge Nurse - Band 6

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Candidates must have a current NMC registration to continue with the application.

Job summary - Are you looking for a new challenge? Have you considered/or are you already working in clinical research?
If so you may be the person we are looking for.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated registered nurse to join our friendly, dynamic Research and Development Nursing Teams. Together with other team members the post holder will provide a research nursing service for the Dermatology/Acute Teams based predominantly at University Hospitals, Coventry and Warwickshire.

The post holder will work collaboratively with Principal Investigators, research teams and wider multidisciplinary clinical groups to provide an opportunity for patients to participate in research studies. The post holder will lead on a variety of clinical research studies and manage a caseload of their own while also supporting other staff member, always working within the bounds of their professional registration. They will be expected to participate in the recruitment of patients to a range of research studies, adhering to protocols and meeting targets and timelines. When working on clinical trials he/she will monitor patients, observe for treatment side effects and reporting these according to set protocols. An important aspect of the role is the maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of data derived from the research studies. Therefore the post holder will require excellent documentation, organisational and time management skills.

The post holder will work in conjunction with other team members ensuring all research undertaken within the department safeguards the wellbeing of the participants and is conducted according to regulatory guidelines and the NHS Research Governance Framework.

Whilst previous experience in clinical research would be an advantage, applications are welcomed from candidates with solid nursing experience in the relevant specialities who meet the job specification and who can show evidence of continuing professional development and a willingness to learn.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Geraldine Ward, Senior Research Sister, R & D on 02476 967530.